WPF Book Update (and SD West 2006)

Long time no blog, but I’ve got a good excuse.  Since my last post, I’ve become a father!  This event, of course, made me seriously doubt (even more than usual) the wisdom of writing another book. Here's a quote from my wife:

“You wrote a book during our first year of marriage.  You’re writing a book during your first year of fatherhood.  Are there any more firsts you can ruin?”

For some reason, explaining that I can’t control the timing of ground-breaking Microsoft technologies didn’t help my case!

I almost called it quits, but I’m once again writing (every night from 9 to midnight, while my son is sleeping) and actually making good progress. I started in November, and now I’m about half-way done (with the first draft, anyway)!  I’m really excited about the book, but it’s still too early to give specifics.  So stay tuned.

In other news, right now I’m flying down to Santa Clara to speak about C++ & WinFX at SD West 2006.  Maybe I’ll see you there!

Comments (12)
  1. Kris says:

    I can only empathise with your wife. I have read your first book and am waiting with great eagerness for the second one!

  2. Martin Kulov says:

    Keep up the good work, Adam.

  3. Your first book was one of the best of the .NET 1.0 generation.  I look forward to another great book from you.

  4. Congrats on being a Dad!  I will become one in (hopefully) 3 weeks.  As for your new book, I can’t wait to read it!  I bought your book as soon as I can out back in 2002 when I was working a lot with .NET interop wtih Java and I still use it today!

    Thanks a lot for your efforts you’ve made my life a lot easier.

  5. skirt says:

    Congrats on being a Dad!

    please look care of yourself!

    have a good life!!

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  7. Albert G says:

    Congrats on being a Dad, we accept your apologies :). Congrats!

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